In 1971 today, the town of Lake Havasu City in Arizona debuted a new bridge – London Bridge.
When it had become too weak to carry the volume of London traffic required, Arizonan entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch had bought the bridge, for almost two and a half million dollars. He then had shipped the individually numbered stones from the dismantled bridge all the way out to Arizona and had rebuilt London Bridge over a local canal, a project which had taken four years to complete. Visitors can now enjoy a 90-minute tour of the bridge, taking in strafing scars from World War II, and it is second only to the Grand Canyon as a tourist attraction in Arizona.
Today we are toasting the state that now hosts a British bridge, with an Arizona Breeze.